For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  12 December 1997 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 7,777 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 28 critic

A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Joe Somebody (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back.

Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch
Big Trouble (2002)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

Director: Chris Ver Wiel
Stars: Christian Slater, Tim Allen, Portia de Rossi
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

Director: Tim Allen
Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Madhouse (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.

Director: Tom Ropelewski
Stars: Richard Alexander, Kirstie Alley, John Larroquette
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A grieving daughter tries to arrange her father's funeral, while putting up with all of his ex-wives.

Director: Howard Michael Gould
Stars: Tim Allen, Barbara Barrie, Elisha Cuthbert
Tropical Snow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

New York is the dream city of Tavo and Marina, where the lovers hope to start a better life; at home in Bogota they have to work as pocket pickers at the airport to support their families. ... See full summary »

Director: Ciro Durán
Stars: Jsu Garcia, Madeleine Stowe, David Carradine
Toothless (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A dentist is cast into limbo after her death in a bike accident and is given the assignment to act as The Tooth Fairy as her action to be admitted into heaven.

Director: Melanie Mayron
Stars: Kirstie Alley, Dale Midkiff, Ross Malinger
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

Director: Peter Baldwin
Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar, David Ogden Stiers
Wild Hogs (2007)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.

Director: Walt Becker
Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "... See full summary »

Director: James Orr
Stars: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
3 Geezers! (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Schumacher
Stars: J.K. Simmons, Tim Allen, Scott Caan


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry - Good Guys Realty
John Caponera ...
Dave - Good Guys Realty
Katie Moore ...


The incredibly rich, but miserable New York couple, Brad and Caroline Sexton, got framed by their accountant, and fled from the IRS to the one place where no one would look for them: Amish country. Now they've got to do their best to blend in, and learn how to love all over again. Written by LIIT

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual innuendo and one use of strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A las duras y a las maduras  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,015,970 (USA) (12 December 1997)


$31,611,225 (USA) (13 March 1998)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


At one point Tim Allen responds to a logical statement by Kirstie Alley by calling her "Mr. Spock". While she never played Mr. Spock, she did play a Vulcan. She was Lt. Saavik in _Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)_ (gv) See more »


It is said they are hiding out at the Yoder's because Amish don't pay taxes, when in fact they pay all but social security. See more »


Brad Sexton: [referring to his new Shiastu 2000 chair] What do you think?
Bob Lachman: I'll tell you what I think. I think thank you are spending development money on stupid toys.
Brad Sexton: These are not stupid toys! These are business tools! I write all this stuff off.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »


References Lassie (1954) See more »


The Race
Written by Boris Blank, Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Mercury International by Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Gentle amusing comedy
25 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle and amusing comedy. It is the story of a (very) rich couple on the point of divorce forced to flee from the IRS. They end up in Amish country and ‘pretend' to be from another Amish community. The main comedy is from how they try to adapt to the new life, whilst keeping up the pretence of being Amish, and is quite remarkable in portraying the Amish way of life sympathetically. Even the Amish accent is a little more accurate than is normal in a comedy (having lived there myself). It is understandable why it was not a great hit in the Cinema, as it has no big blockbuster special effects, but for the TV it is just what is required when a good laugh is required – and the language is suitable for all (except for possibly an Amish viewer).

22 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what was in the back of the pocket watch? wbelle
The Amish don't dance. no_correo
Interesting fact about the movie cdon
Opening Credits jcatarouch
Background Music wwg-1
Discuss For Richer or Poorer (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: